Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School!
A Message from our Principal
SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
Even though we are only 25% through the school year, it feels like we have had many successes, and those successes can be attributed to our staff taking the time and effort to ensure students have time outside of the classroom to get the help and support they need. This has been a great ten weeks to be a part of the Vulture Peak family. Here is what has been going on:
Tutoring Tuesdays: Every Tuesday after school from 3:30 to 4:30, teachers are available to tutor students. Parents can request their child stay as well as administrators reaching out to parents.
Homework Club: The library is open every morning from 7:30 to 7:55 for additional help with homework, or if students just want a quiet place to work.
Working lunches: Students are able to come in during lunch to get additional help or to have a place to work either in the library or with a teacher in their classroom.
Intervention time: Students have been grouped according to areas of need during 40 minute blocks of time daily. Teachers have identified where additional support is needed for students, and time is concentrated on helping students meet their academic goals.
Enrichment time: Students who are currently on target academically receive enrichment during the 40 minute block of time. Starting in the 2nd quarter, we will have community members join us to expand enrichment activities for students.
If you are interested in your child being a part of any of the above opportunities or to be a part of our enrichment activities, please contact the school.
In addition to the academic support, the school is also continuing our commitment to provide behavioral support. We are in our second year of Positive Behavioral Interventions Support (PBIS,) and our first quarter celebration happened on October 5th. All of our students, staff and parents were invited to celebrate students who demonstrated RISE (Respect-Integrity-Safety-Excellence) characteristics.Students have been earning and turning in their RISE tickets all quarter. Drawings were held for mystery prizes which included a variety of items. We also celebrated the fact that we are a part of a generous community who has donated items for our PBIS store.
The students have had fun each Thursday turning in their tickets for items such as fidgets, small snacks, puzzles, and other novelty items. We welcome donations from parents and other community members. A list of favorite items can be found in our latest newsletter.
The next opportunity to help us celebrate is on October 18th from 5:00 to 6:30 as we host our open house, “Eagle Extravaganza''. All teachers and administrators will be available to meet with parents and progress reports will be available to pick up. Come see student work and spend some quality time with our staff. We are thankful for all of our reasons to celebrate!
Mrs. Anne Marie Davee, M. Ed.